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Is the Press Council system working?

Is the Press Council system working?

With the recent publication by the Press Council and the Office of the Press Ombudsman of their Annual Report 2010 (Report (pdf) | Press Release), it is an opportune time to consider whether the Continue Reading

Prior restraint and permanent injunctions in defamation cases

In Watters v Independent Star IECC 1 (03 November 2010), the first reported judgment on the Defamation Act, 2009 (also here), Matthews J granted the plaintiff a declaratory order pursuant to section Continue Reading

Prior restraint and temporary injunctions in defamation cases

Prior restraint and temporary injunctions in defamation cases

Some orders have been made on foot of the Defamation Act, 2009 (also here) - see, for example, Lowry v Smyth (background here and here; coverage of the order here), Mellon v Associated Newspapers Continue Reading

Judgment reserved in Lowry v Smyth

In Watters v Independent Star IECC 1 (3 November 2010) Matthews J in the Circuit Court handed down the first reserved decision under the Defamation Act, 2009 (also here). We will soon have the Continue Reading

Reshaping the Law for the Digital Economy – II – the liability of intermediaries

As I said my first post yesterday, last Friday morning I attended a seminar on Promoting innovation - Reshaping the Law for the Digital Economy, hosted by Google Ireland, co-sponsored by the Continue Reading

Sleepwalking into an obscene damages award

Obscene. Once I had caught my breath, and collected my composure, this was my immediate reaction to learning that a high court jury had awarded 10 million euro in libel damages, made up of €9m in Continue Reading

The first reserved judgment on the Defamation Act, 2009

Section 28(1) of the Defamation Act, 2009 (also here) provides: A person who claims to be the subject of a statement that he or she alleges is defamatory may apply to the Circuit Court for an Continue Reading

Mechancial turks, safe harbours, and immunities – liability for defamatory comments on websites

Eric Goldman has recently blogged about a US case in which a local tv broadcaster was not held liable in defamation for a comment posted on its website by a viewer. More recently, Rebecca Tushnet Continue Reading

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Me in a hatHi there! Thanks for dropping by. I'm Eoin O'Dell, and this is my blog: Cearta.ie - the Irish for rights.

"Cearta" really is the Irish word for rights, so the title provides a good sense of the scope of this blog.

In general, I write here about private law, free speech, and cyber law; and, in particular, I write about Irish law and education policy.

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What I'd like for here is a simple widget that takes the list of feeds from my existing RSS reader and displays it here as a blogroll. Nothing fancy. I'd love a recommendation, if you have one.

I had built a blogroll here on my Google Reader RSS subscriptions. Google Reader produced a line of html for each RSS subscription category, each of which I pasted here. So I had a list of my subscriptions as my blogroll, organised by category, which updated whenever I edited Google Reader. Easy peasy. However, with the sad and unnecessary demise of that product, so also went this blogroll. Please take a moment to mourn Google Reader. If there's an RSS reader which provides a line of html for the list of subscriptions, or for each RSS subscription category as Google Reader did, I'd happily use that. So, as I've already begged, I'd love a recommendation, if you have one.

Meanwhile, please bear with me until I find a new RSS+Blogroll solution

Thanks,

Eoin.

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